Funding Alert Vol. 32 No. 6 Alert #2 - June 8, 2021

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Funding News and Grant Tips

Texas State Office of Rural Health Publishes Rural Hospital Funding Resource Guide
The world of funding resources can be an intimidating one to navigate. Many resources are available on a national, state or local level and it can be challenging to know where to begin. To aid in that challenge the Texas State Office of Rural Health (SORH) has created a funding resource guide for rural health facilities to help them more easily find resources relevant to their needs and geographic area. The 2021 Rural Health Rural Hospital Funding Resource Guide provides information about national, state and regional funding resources, advocacy organizations and grant writing tips. Although written for health facilities, this guide is useful to any nonprofit in Texas. To access the guide, go to https://www.texasagriculture.gov/Portals/0/forms/ER/RuralHealth/SOHR%20Resource%20Guide%202021.pdf.
From Texas State Office of Rural Health website, accessed May 25, 2021.

COVID-19 Led to Scale-Up of Mid-Level Fundraising Efforts, Study Finds
The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the growth of fundraising programs targeting mid-level donors, a report from fundraising consultancy Sea Change Strategies finds. Based on data from 19 nonprofits — whose definitions of "mid-level donor" ranged widely, from $1,000 to $1 million in annual giving — the report, The Missing Middle Part III: A Snapshot of Middle Donor Fundraising Late 2020/Early 2021, found that the social-distancing measures necessitated by the pandemic accelerated the transition to digital fundraising conducted via email, virtual gatherings, and social media and helped many organizations reach new supporters. Fundraisers also reported increasing outreach efforts targeting mid-level donors through handwritten notes, phone calls, and Zoom visits. To see the full report, go to https://seachangestrategies.com/scwp/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/Sea-Change-Strategies-Missing-Middle-Part-III.pdf.
From Philanthropy News Digest website, accessed June 2, 2021.


ACT on Health Equity: Community Solutions Challenge
SOURCE: AstraZeneca
APPLICATION DEADLINE: July 16, 2021.
$ AVAILABLE: Contributions of up to $25,000 per organization will be provided as a one-time payment to be used over a 12-month period.
ELIGIBILITY: The ACT on Health Equity Community Solutions Challenge is open for all eligible 501(c)(3) organizations in the U.S. delivering regional and local community-based programming. This includes local chapters of national organizations.
PURPOSE: AstraZeneca recognizes health starts in our homes, schools, and communities. The ACT on Health Equity Community Solutions Challenge is designed to support community-based programs to improve conditions that affect health and well-being (e.g., housing, education, environmental/ neighborhood safety, nutrition, access to care) and; programs that prioritize the social, cultural, and linguistic needs of underserved patients, caregivers, and families.
CONTACT: Email: UScontributions@astrazeneca.com. For more information, go to https://www.astrazeneca-us.com/sustainability/health-and-science-innovation.html.
From AstraZeneca website, accessed June 2, 2021.
Subject(s): health care services, underserved populations, safety, nutrition/food services, health promotion/wellness, caregiver assistance, housing/homeless, education, safety. 

Alkermes Inspiration Grants
SOURCE: Alkermes 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: June 17, 2021 by 5 p.m. CDT.
$ AVAILABLE: The competitive grants program will provide up to a total of $500,000 in grants.
ELIGIBILITY: Only 501(c)(3) charitable organizations in the U.S. that are not engaged in the practice of health care may apply for funding.
PURPOSE: Applicants are encouraged to be creative and innovative in proposing new programs - or significant expansions and improvements to existing programs - that are designed to address challenges for people living with addiction, serious mental illness or cancer and promote health equity for diverse communities. 
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information, go to https://www.alkermes.com/responsibility/alkermes-inspiration-grants-2021.
From Alkermes website, accessed June 1, 2021.
Subject(s): substance abuse, cancer, mental health.

Public Funding Opportunities

Developing Digital Therapeutics for Substance Use Disorders (UG3/UH3 Clinical Trial optional): PAR-21-183
SOURCE: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: Due 30 days prior to application due date. Due Date: Aug. 4, 2021; Dec. 6, 2021; Aug. 4, 2022; Dec. 6, 2022; Aug. 4, 2023; Dec. 6, 2023. All applications are due by 5 p.m. local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: The number of awards is contingent upon NIH appropriations and the submission of a sufficient number of meritorious applications.
ELIGIBILITY: 
• Public/state/private controlled institutions of higher education.
• Hispanic-serving institutions.
• Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).
• Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCUs).
• Alaska native and native Hawaiian serving institutions.
• Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions (AANAPISIs).
• Nonprofits with or without 501(c)(3) IRS status (other than institutions of higher education).
• Small businesses.
• For-profit organizations (other than small businesses).
• State governments.
• County governments.
• City or township governments.
• Special district governments.
• Indian/Native American tribal governments (federally recognized and other than federally recognized).
• Eligible agencies of the federal government.
• U.S. territories or possessions.
• Independent school districts.
• Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities.
• Native American tribal organizations (other than federally recognized tribal governments).
• Faith-based or community-based organizations.
• Regional organizations.
• Non-domestic (non-U.S.) entities (foreign institutions).
PURPOSE: The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to accelerate the development of Digital Therapeutics (DTx) to treat Substance Use Disorders (SUDs). Advances in technology offer unprecedented opportunities to develop clinical-grade mobile, web, or other software-based platforms designed to deliver treatments that are safe and effective for SUD. The primary objective of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to move DTx to their next step in the development process, with the goal of generating new, FDA authorized, disseminated treatments for SUDs. Applications may focus on the pre-clinical and/or clinical development and testing of new DTx or existing DTx developed for other indications.
CFDA: 93.279
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information, go to https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-21-183.html.
From Grants.gov website, accessed June 2, 2021. 
Subject(s): substance abuse research, technology.

Exploratory Studies to Investigate Mechanisms of HIV Infection, Replication, Latency, and/or Pathogenesis in the Context of Substance Use Disorders (R61/R33 - Clinical Trial Not Allowed): RFA-DA-22-004
SOURCE: National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: July 10, 2021; July 8, 2022. Due Date: Aug. 10, 2021; Aug. 10, 2022. All applications are due by 5 p.m. local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: NIDA intends to commit $ 3.5 million in Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 to fund four to seven awards.
ELIGIBILITY: 
• Public/state/private controlled institutions of higher education.
• Hispanic-serving institutions.
• Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).
• Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCUs).
• Alaska native and native Hawaiian serving institutions.
• Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions (AANAPISIs).
• Nonprofits with or without 501(c)(3) IRS status (other than institutions of higher education).
• Small businesses.
• For-profit organizations (other than small businesses).
• State governments.
• County governments.
• City or township governments.
• Special district governments.
• Indian/Native American tribal governments (federally recognized and other than federally recognized).
• Eligible agencies of the federal government.
• U.S. territories or possessions.
• Independent school districts.
• Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities.
• Native American tribal organizations (other than federally recognized tribal governments).
• Faith-based or community-based organizations.
• Regional organizations.
• Non-domestic (non-U.S.) entities (foreign institutions).
PURPOSE: This broad program announcement will support exploratory studies addressing mechanistic questions in HIV infection, replication, latency, and/or pathogenesis including HIV-associated neurocognitive disorders (HAND) in the context of substance use disorders (SUDs).
CFDA: 93.279
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information, go to http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-DA-22-004.html.
From Grants.gov website, accessed June 2, 2021. 
Subject(s): HIV/AIDS research, substance abuse research.

FY 2021 AmeriCorps State and National Tribal Grants: AC-05-24-21
SOURCE: AmeriCorps
APPLICATION DEADLINE: July 23, 2021 at 4 p.m. CDT.
$ AVAILABLE: Award amounts will vary, as determined by the scope of the projects. Applicants are required to match funds.
ELIGIBILITY: Indian Tribes and tribal organizations that are controlled, sanctioned, or chartered by federally recognized Indian Tribes are also eligible to apply. 
PURPOSE: AmeriCorps State and National grants are awarded to eligible organizations proposing to engage AmeriCorps members in evidence-based or evidence informed interventions/practices to strengthen communities. An AmeriCorps member is an individual who engages in community service through an approved national service position. Members may receive a living allowance and other benefits while serving. Upon successful completion of their service, members earn a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award from the National Service Trust that members can use to pay for higher education expenses or apply to qualified student loans.
CFDA: 94.006
CONTACT: Email: AmeriCorpsGrants@cns.gov. For more information, go to https://americorps.gov/funding-opportunity/fy-2021-americorps-indian-tribes-grants.
From Grants.gov website, accessed May 28, 2021. 
Subject(s): human services, volunteerism.

Regional Food System Partnerships: USDA-AMS-TM-RFSP-G-21-0009
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: July 6, 2021.
$ AVAILABLE: $15.3 million for 50 awards. This funding opportunity requires matching funds from non-federal sources in the form of cash and/or in-kind contributions in an amount equal to 10 percent or 25 percent of the total federal portion of the grant. 
ELIGIBILITY: Eligible entities include: 
• Producers.
• Farmer or rancher cooperatives.
• Producer networks or associations.
• Majority controlled producer-based business ventures.
• Food councils.
• Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) networks or associations. 
• Local governments. 
• Nonprofit corporations. 
• Public benefit corporations.
• Economic development corporations.
• Regional farmers market authorities.
• Tribal governments.
Eligible partners include:
• State agencies or regional authorities. 
• Philanthropic corporations. 
• Private corporations. 
• Institutions of higher education. 
• Commercial, federal or farm credit system lending institutions. 
PURPOSE: The Regional Food System Partnerships (RFSP) supports partnerships that connect public and private resources to plan and develop local or regional food systems. The RFSP focuses on building and strengthening local or regional food economy viability and resilience, and this includes pandemic response and recovery. 
CFDA: 10.177
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information, go to https://www.ams.usda.gov/services/grants/rfsp/apply.
From Grants.gov website, accessed May 28, 2021.
Subject(s): nutrition/food services.

Rural Placemaking Innovation Challenge: RPIC2021 
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: July 26, 2021.
$ AVAILABLE: Up to $3 million. The award ceiling is $250,000. A minimum 15 percent match of the federal grant amount requested for the cooperative agreement award is required for all applications.
ELIGIBILITY: 
• Public/state/private controlled institutions of higher education.
• Hispanic-serving institutions.
• Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).
• 1862 Land-Grant Institutions, 1890 Land-Grant Institutions, 1994 Land-Grant Institutions.
• Nonprofits with 501(c)(3) IRS status (other than institutions of higher education).
• Small businesses.
• State governments.
• County governments.
• City or township governments.
• Special district governments.
• Native American tribal governments (federally recognized).
• Native American tribal organizations (other than federally recognized tribal governments).
PURPOSE: USDA is making available up to $3 million in cooperative agreements under the Rural Placemaking Innovation Challenge (RPIC) for eligible entities to help them provide planning support, technical assistance, and training to foster placemaking activities in rural communities. Qualified entities can use the funds to help rural communities create plans to enhance capacity for broadband access; preserve cultural and historic structures; and support the development of transportation, housing, and recreational spaces.
CFDA: 10.890
CONTACT: Email: RD.RPIC@usda.gov. For more information, go to https://www.rd.usda.gov/about-rd/initiatives/rural-placemaking-innovation-challenge.
From Grants.gov website, accessed June 2, 2021. 
Subject(s): health promotion/wellness, environmental health, housing/homeless, transportation, rural health, technology.

Understanding Post-Transcriptional Regulation of Intact and Defective HIV RNA (R61/R33 Clinical Trial Not Allowed): RFA-AI-21-012
SOURCE: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: July 5, 2021. Due Date: Aug. 4, 2021. All applications are due by 5 p.m. local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: NIAID intends to commit $3 million in Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 to fund four to five awards.
ELIGIBILITY: 
• Public/state/private controlled institutions of higher education.
• Hispanic-serving institutions.
• Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).
• Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCUs).
• Alaska native and native Hawaiian serving institutions.
• Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions (AANAPISIs).
• Nonprofits with or without 501(c)(3) IRS status (other than institutions of higher education).
• Small businesses.
• For-profit organizations (other than small businesses).
• State governments.
• County governments.
• City or township governments.
• Special district governments.
• Indian/Native American tribal governments (federally recognized and other than federally recognized).
• Eligible agencies of the federal government.
• U.S. territories or possessions.
• Independent school districts.
• Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities.
• Native American tribal organizations (other than federally recognized tribal governments).
• Faith-based or community-based organizations.
• Regional organizations.
• Non-domestic (non-U.S.) entities (foreign institutions).
PURPOSE: The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to encourage exploratory and developmental bi-phasic research. Applications are solicited to support the understanding of post-transcriptional regulation of intact and defective HIV RNA and to develop therapeutic strategies to alter RNA post-transcriptional modifications as a potential therapeutic platform for inhibiting HIV replication.
CFDA: 93.855
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information, go to http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-AI-21-012.html.
From Grants.gov website, accessed June 2, 2021. 
Subject(s): HIV/AIDS research.


Private Funding Opportunities

Community Mobility Design Challenge 2021
SOURCE: National Center for Mobility Management (NCMM)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: July 12, 2021.
$ AVAILABLE: Four communities will be selected to receive up to $25,000 each.
ELIGIBILITY: 
• Applicant organization must be a nonprofit or a government agency that is able to receive, or be a subrecipient of, federal funding. 
• Applicant must have a Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number and be registered in the System for Awards Management (SAM ).
• Teams who have previously received an NCMM Design Challenge grant are not eligible to apply for this opportunity.
PURPOSE: NCMM’s Community Mobility Design Challenge 2021 grants, with funding from the Federal Transit Administration, will support communities in seeking innovative ways to address the personal well-being of community members that face transportation barriers to health care access, economic opportunity, healthy food, or community and peer support opportunities. Teams will address populations that currently do not have access to equitable transportation because of income status, minority status, location, a pre-existing condition, or other reason.
CONTACT: Kirby Wilhelm. Phone: 202-489-6020. Email: wilhelm@ctaa.org. For more information, go to https://nationalcenterformobilitymanagement.org/challenge-2021/.
From National Center for Mobility Management website, accessed June 2, 2021.
Subject(s): transportation.  
 
Kent Richard Hofmann Foundation Accepting LOIs for Community-Based HIV/AIDS Efforts
SOURCE: Kent Richard Hofmann Foundation
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letters of Intent must be received no later than Aug. 6, 2021. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full application by Sept. 3, 2021.
$ AVAILABLE: Grant amounts are determined on a project-by-project basis.
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, applicants must be tax exempt as defined by section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
PURPOSE: The Kent Richard Hofmann Foundation is a private foundation dedicated to the fight against HIV and AIDS. To that end, the foundation is accepting Letters of Intent from community-based organizations in the areas of care and direct services, education, and research. Grants are awarded semi-annually in support of developing or established programs of direct benefit to clients or target audiences and requests from anywhere in the United States will be considered. Priority will be given to requests from smaller communities, rural areas, and other locations with a scarcity of available funding; requests for seed money for new projects, programs, or structures; or innovative ideas for meeting basic needs.
CONTACT: Eliza McAllister. Phone: 917-573-0486. Email: krhofmann@gmail.com. For more information, go to http://www.krhofmann.org/about-us.
From Kent Richard Hofmann Foundation website, accessed May 19, 2021.
Subject(s): HIV/AIDS education/prevention, HIV/AIDS research, HIV/AIDS services, rural health.

MAVS Foundation Grants
SOURCE: Dallas Mavericks Foundation
APPLICATION DEADLINE: July 12, 2021.
$ AVAILABLE: Grants of $25,000 are given to support programming costs for organizations that assist children, women and families in need. Grants of up to $10,000 are given for special projects such as holiday programs, transportation, and/or miscellaneous short-term projects with well-defined funding needs. Grants for basketball court refurbishment and reading and learning centers are given through in-kind donations.
ELIGIBILITY: Applicants must:
• Qualify as a 501(c)3 tax exempt public charity, with 501(c)3 status that has been active for at least two years.
• Operate programs within 75 miles of American Airlines Center in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex.
• Provide programming benefiting children, women or families in North Texas.
PURPOSE: The Mavs Foundation is dedicated to building a stronger community by empowering youth, women and families through financial support, advocacy, and service. 
CONTACT: Phone: 214-747-6287. Email: mavsfoundation@dallasmavs.com. For more information, go to https://www.mavs.com/community/dallas-mavericks-foundation/grants/.
From Dallas Mavericks Foundation website, accessed June 2, 2021.
Subject(s): children’s health, child welfare, women’s health, health promotion/wellness, education, transportation. 

TC Energy Build Strong Community Giving Program
SOURCE: The TC Energy Community Giving Program supports nonprofit organizations that build healthy, safe, and vibrant communities where company employees live and work in the U.S. Investments are provided through the Build Strong program. Build Strong donates to nonprofits, registered charities, associations, municipalities, social enterprises, Indigenous groups, and foundations.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: The application is open annually from January to November. 
$ AVAILABLE: Not specified. In 2019, TC Energy Build Strong program donated more than $31.4 million to over 2,500 different organizations and students from 1,040 communities across North America.
ELIGIBILITY: Applicants must be within a roughly 20-mile radius of TC Energy operations or projects. Go to https://www.tcenergy.com/operations/maps/ to see a map. The Build Strong program considers partnership and sponsorship opportunities from communities, that:
• Align with one or more of the foundation’s focus areas.
• Are significant to the long-term interests of the community.
• Benefit many community members.
• Offer engagement opportunities for the TC Energy workforce.
PURPOSE: Build Strong grants equip first responders with important tools and resources; ensure the safety and readiness of TC Energy employees and/or community members in the event of a natural disaster; improve access to education; protect and enhance the environment; and alleviate poverty. 
CONTACT: Email: community_giving@tcenergy.com. For more information, go to https://www.tcenergy.com/community-giving/build-strong/#focusareas.
From TC Energy Build Strong website, accessed June 1, 2021.
Subject(s): fire & emergency response, human services, education, safety, disaster assistance.  


Events

Virtual - Conflict Mitigation and Team Dynamics
SPONSOR: Mission Capital
WHEN: June 22, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. CDT.
WHERE: Online.
DESCRIPTION: In this interactive session, participants will explore the dynamic stages of team development, learn how they may lead to conflict, and practice techniques and tools for healthy communication. Your experience in the workshop will be enriched by the collective wisdom of your classmates, and you will walk away with practical materials, real world advice, and many strategies to help you and your organization succeed.
COST: $225-$325. For more information and registration, go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/conflict-mitigation-and-team-dynamics-june-2021-registration-136012612385?aff=ebdsoporgprofile.
CONTACT: Email: events@missioncapital.org.
From Mission Capital website, accessed June 2, 2021.

Webinar - Creating A Strong Development Program
SPONSOR: San Antonio Area Foundation (SAAF)
WHEN: June 24, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. CDT.
WHERE: Webinar.
DESCRIPTION: A strong development department is key to bringing in the financial infrastructure needed to provide services. But how do you do that when you are a one-person shop, or you don’t have a dedicated staff focused on development? This class will teach attendees how to create a development program that works.
COST: $75. For more information and registration, go to https://saafdn.org/event/creating-a-strong-development-program/.
CONTACT: Phone: 210-225-2243. Email: info@saafdn.org.
From San Antonio Area Foundation website, accessed June 2, 2021.


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